Master skills in specific fields rapidly with short courses.

About Trial Challenges
Trial Challenges are intensive 3-week programs, each worth 5 ECTS, fostering on highly specialized skills. Designed for flexible, self-paced learning, they offer a blend of theory and practice, allowing you to balance work and study seamlessly. Benefit from industry-leading speakers guiding you towards specific goals. Plus, they can count towards our Bachelor's, MBA or Master's Degree programs or Certificate Programs, fostering a lifelong learning journey with us.

Special offer: Use the code TRIALMISSIONIDENTIFICATION2024 to join any Challenge for free until July 1st, 2024 (instead of 100€).

Who participates in a Trial Challenge?

You are starting your studies...
You want to start your education with us, but want to see if the challenge-based learning method is the right fit for you. Get your feet wet and experience a revolutionary approach to learning.
You are in your career...
You want to acquire new skills but don’t want to commit to a full degree program. The flexibility and duration of each open challenge work with your schedule as you upskill.
You are an experienced professional...
You’re already studying with ToU but want to speed up your impact and build your network. Develop valuable connections with people from all around the world during an intensive period that will complement your studies.
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Sustainability Management
Sustainability Management
Navigate the changing ESG regulatory landscape, develop effective sustainability strategies, and implement control systems to ensure results.
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Think and Act Like a Leader
Think and Act Like a Leader
Transform as a leader, mastering critical thinking, resilience, and personal branding for impactful leadership in any industry
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Leading Towards Sustainable Growth
Leading Towards Sustainable Growth
Empower yourself with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to drive positive change within your organization.
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Foundations of Climate Sciences
Foundations of Climate Sciences
Understand the processes underpinning climate change and biodiversity loss, and learn to leverage science to quantify its impact and critically evaluate sustainable actions.
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Build Your Foundations for Growth
Build Your Foundations for Growth
By leveraging sustainable governance & growth, you become able to build a strong foundation for your organization's growth and success through branding, marketing, and business development.
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Climate Accounting & Reporting
Climate Accounting & Reporting
Gain the tools to advocate for science-based policies, drive climate policy development and manage effective NGO and public service engagement for climate action.
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Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Enhance your resilience and emotional intelligence. Gain the skills to master mindfulness, manage stress, and lead with empathy in any setting.
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Clean Energy & Green Tech
Clean Energy & Green Tech
Master renewable energy technologies, explore AI's impact on climate change, and analyze the e-mobility value chain as you gain the skills to lead your organization towards a greener future.
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Data Storytelling for Impact
Data Storytelling for Impact
Learn data science, visualization & storytelling to create impactful narratives that drive action & decision-making in your organization.
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Leading with Numbers
Leading with Numbers
Learn the fundamentals of sustainable finance, model impactful business strategies & manage organizational performance effectively.
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Climate Advocacy & Policy
Climate Advocacy & Policy
For effective climate action, get equipped with advocacy tools, NGO management and public engagement through climate policy development and implementation
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Foundations for Tech Impact
Foundations for Tech Impact
Master essential skills in data analysis & learn to leverage data for identifying market opportunities & creating solutions for societal & environmental issues.
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Get Funding Ready
Get Funding Ready
Learn to innovate & refine business models. Understand how to secure financing & report on performance for entrepreneurial success and career growth.
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Prototype Impactful Solutions
Prototype Impactful Solutions
Understand how to discover user needs & design products that meet those pains. Explore how to iteratively measure & improve product-market fit.
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Build a Better Society with AI
Build a Better Society with AI
Gain the skills to apply Artificial Intelligence ethically across organizational & industry challenges, learning to articulate AI's value & drive social impact.
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Innovate with GreenTech
Innovate with GreenTech
In collaboration with RWTH Aachen, this program offers immersion in Green Tech, teaching science-based technologies and strategies for leading sustainability efforts.
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Design for Behavioral Change
Design for Behavioral Change
Discover the fundamentals of behavioral economics & learn to apply its strategies for successful behavioral change with a focus on sustainable design.
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Human-Centered AI
Human-Centered AI
Design ethical, user-focused AI systems through hands-on exploration of cognitive networks & human-AI collaboration. Develop your own proof of concept & prototype.
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Think & Act as an Entrepreneur
Think & Act as an Entrepreneur
Prepare yourself for responsible entrepreneurship, from leadership to ethical decision-making, this program enables you to seize opportunities.
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Innovate Ethically with Data & AI
Innovate Ethically with Data & AI
Learn to build ethical AI products & navigate their social implications, while also gaining insights into leading sustainability initiatives in the growing GreenTech sector.
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Become a Responsible Leader
Become a Responsible Leader
Align visionary goals and underlying values with organizational strategy. Learn to effectively engage stakeholders & to spearhead change with sustainable practices.
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Improve the Impact of your Organization
Improve the Impact of your Organization
Integrate sustainability & social responsibility into business & employ ESG frameworks for triple bottom line impact.
Closed
July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
Sustainability Management
Sustainability Management
Navigate the changing ESG regulatory landscape, develop effective sustainability strategies, and implement control systems to ensure results.
Closed
July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
Think and Act Like a Leader
Think and Act Like a Leader
Transform as a leader, mastering critical thinking, resilience, and personal branding for impactful leadership in any industry
Closed
July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
Leading Towards Sustainable Growth
Leading Towards Sustainable Growth
Empower yourself with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to drive positive change within your organization.
Closed
July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
Foundations of Climate Sciences
Foundations of Climate Sciences
Understand the processes underpinning climate change and biodiversity loss, and learn to leverage science to quantify its impact and critically evaluate sustainable actions.
Closed
July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
Build Your Foundations for Growth
Build Your Foundations for Growth
By leveraging sustainable governance & growth, you become able to build a strong foundation for your organization's growth and success through branding, marketing, and business development.
Closed
September 23, 2024
September 23, 2024
Climate Accounting & Reporting
Climate Accounting & Reporting
Gain the tools to advocate for science-based policies, drive climate policy development and manage effective NGO and public service engagement for climate action.
Closed
September 23, 2024
September 23, 2024
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Enhance your resilience and emotional intelligence. Gain the skills to master mindfulness, manage stress, and lead with empathy in any setting.
Closed
September 23, 2024
September 23, 2024
Clean Energy & Green Tech
Clean Energy & Green Tech
Master renewable energy technologies, explore AI's impact on climate change, and analyze the e-mobility value chain as you gain the skills to lead your organization towards a greener future.
Closed
September 23, 2024
September 23, 2024
Data Storytelling for Impact
Data Storytelling for Impact
Learn data science, visualization & storytelling to create impactful narratives that drive action & decision-making in your organization.
Closed
December 2, 2024
December 2, 2024
Leading with Numbers
Leading with Numbers
Learn the fundamentals of sustainable finance, model impactful business strategies & manage organizational performance effectively.
Closed
December 2, 2024
December 2, 2024
Climate Advocacy & Policy
Climate Advocacy & Policy
For effective climate action, get equipped with advocacy tools, NGO management and public engagement through climate policy development and implementation
Closed
July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
Foundations for Tech Impact
Foundations for Tech Impact
Master essential skills in data analysis & learn to leverage data for identifying market opportunities & creating solutions for societal & environmental issues.
Closed
July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
Get Funding Ready
Get Funding Ready
Learn to innovate & refine business models. Understand how to secure financing & report on performance for entrepreneurial success and career growth.
Closed
July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
Prototype Impactful Solutions
Prototype Impactful Solutions
Understand how to discover user needs & design products that meet those pains. Explore how to iteratively measure & improve product-market fit.
Closed
July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
Build a Better Society with AI
Build a Better Society with AI
Gain the skills to apply Artificial Intelligence ethically across organizational & industry challenges, learning to articulate AI's value & drive social impact.
Closed
July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
Innovate with GreenTech
Innovate with GreenTech
In collaboration with RWTH Aachen, this program offers immersion in Green Tech, teaching science-based technologies and strategies for leading sustainability efforts.
Closed
July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
Design for Behavioral Change
Design for Behavioral Change
Discover the fundamentals of behavioral economics & learn to apply its strategies for successful behavioral change with a focus on sustainable design.
Closed
July 15, 2024
July 15, 2024
Human-Centered AI
Human-Centered AI
Design ethical, user-focused AI systems through hands-on exploration of cognitive networks & human-AI collaboration. Develop your own proof of concept & prototype.
Closed
September 23, 2024
September 23, 2024
Think & Act as an Entrepreneur
Think & Act as an Entrepreneur
Prepare yourself for responsible entrepreneurship, from leadership to ethical decision-making, this program enables you to seize opportunities.
Closed
September 23, 2024
September 23, 2024
Innovate Ethically with Data & AI
Innovate Ethically with Data & AI
Learn to build ethical AI products & navigate their social implications, while also gaining insights into leading sustainability initiatives in the growing GreenTech sector.
Closed
September 23, 2024
September 23, 2024
Become a Responsible Leader
Become a Responsible Leader
Align visionary goals and underlying values with organizational strategy. Learn to effectively engage stakeholders & to spearhead change with sustainable practices.
Closed
September 23, 2024
September 23, 2024
Improve the Impact of your Organization
Improve the Impact of your Organization
Integrate sustainability & social responsibility into business & employ ESG frameworks for triple bottom line impact.